2019 ATLANTA BIENNIAL
JANUARY 17–APRIL 7
STORIES: Claire Ruhlin
A collection of contemporary works by artists from across the Southeast will be showcased at the upcoming 2019 Atlanta Biennial at the Atlanta Contemporary arts center starting January 17. The exhibition debuted in 1985 but took a hiatus between 2007 and 2016, when Atlanta Contemporary brought it back to life. Featuring works from artists in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, the exhibition aims to create a dialogue about the region and its various artistic perspectives.
This year’s Biennial is co-produced by Atlanta Contemporary curator Daniel Fuller and Phillip March Jones, founder and curator at large at Institute 193 in Lexington, Kentucky. Both Fuller and Jones made studio visits throughout the Southeast to speak personally with artists, view works in person and finalize this year’s lineup. Expect everything from painting and sculpture to photography and digital media, and even site-specific installations.